The survival of interplanetary dust particles (IDP's) during deceleration by the Earth's atmosphere is determined by their entry parameters, velocity, size and mass. These IDP's reach their terminal velocity at about 55 to 95 km altitude before they gradually settle to 18 to 21 km altitude where they are collected by high flying aircraft. Chondritic porous IDP's (also called chondritic porous (CP) aggregates) show properties consistent with an extraterrestrial origin. It is conceivable that CP aggregates may be collected above the Earth's atmosphere using capture devices on a space station or satellite. In order to preserve pristine CP aggregates, i.e., aggregates with minimal perturbation or degradation of its particulate matter, it is necessary to transfer the kinetic energy on impact so that a minimum amount of energy is dissipated into the impacting particle. It is likely that low-temperature minerals (e.g., layer silicates), volatile phases (e.g., sulfides), structural defects (e.g. nuclear tracks) and hydrocarbons in CP aggregates are sensitive to the efficiency of kinetic energy dissipation.